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Activities Therapist

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Title:

Activities Therapist

What The Job Is:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Activity Therapist to join our team in Ballymena. This exciting role is based in Ballymena and is due to start on as soon as possible (pending all relevant checks) The competitive salary on this post  is £8.66 per hour and the successful applicant will be available to work 20 hours per week. The main purpose of this role is to create a stimulating and developing activity programme to enhance the quality of life for each resident within the nursing home.

 Who We Are:

First Choice now one of Northern Ireland’s leading Healthcare Recruitment Agencies has come a long way since opening its doors in 1994. We employ over 40 consultants and place over 1000 temporary staff every week in a variety of Public and Private Sector Settings.We value our Healthcare Staff and the hard work they do and are currently looking for individuals to join our team.

What The Job Entails:

This is a diverse role and will include a number of key areas including:

  • Ensure on admission each resident is individually assessed to determine past interests and hobbies to plan a suitable recreational programme for them
  • Encourage families to participate in these activities were appropriate.
  • Keep nursing staff up to date on all planned activities.  Compile individual files on participation of activities for record purposes

What We Need From You:

  • 6 months experience in a similar role
  • Ability to work set hours, flexible to meet the needs of the organization
  • A capability to complete paperwork and update care plan notes accordingly
  • To be niscc registered, or willing to apply
  • To have or be willing to attend all mandatory training courses

 What We Would Like From You:

  • Relevant Vocational Qualification (achieved / working towards)
  • Health and Social Care Qualification

What We Will Offer You:

  • £8.66per hour with yearly increments
  • A minimum of 28 days paid holiday’s (pro rata)
  • Inclusion into our company pension scheme
  • Free Comprehensive and ongoing annual training courses
  • Free Uniform if required

The Nitty Gritty:

  • Hours of work are 20 hours per week
  • 30 minute Lunch Break
  • 24 Hour on call service that can be accessed for emergencies
  • Closing date of advertisement 10.07.19 @ 5pm
  • Start Date for role ASAP

The Next Steps:


If you like the idea of making a difference to people’s lives and would like to expand your career in the Healthcare sector and work for one of Northern Irelands leading provider of Healthcare Staff then please contact the team that always ticks the boxes.


First Choice is an equal opportunities employer

Activities Therapist

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